Zhou Enlai

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Leader of the Communist Party of China

In 1917 Zhou came to Japan and studied in Jimbocho, after which he moved to France and organized a French branch of the Chinese Communist Party. After returning home, he participated in the National Revolutionary Army. He demonstrated his talents as the leader of Chinese Communist Party later, during the Xi'an incident. After the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949, he acted closely with Mao Zedong during the Cultural Revolution of 1965 and maintained significant influence over internal and foreign affairs. The school he attended when he was in Japan was located in 2-chome Jimbocho, Kanda.